Cricket

EAP suffer second defeat against Victoria

 Victoria batted first and set a big total of 245 for victory after batting out the full 50 overs.

This was thanks largely to a knock of 92 from opener Nathan Walsh.

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Gabba Champions Shield: Day Two

ANZ batted first and were soon in trouble for 3/38 after eight overs. 

Sakavai Gebai (27), Norman Vanua (26) and Greg Baeau (24) then steadied the innings, to steeer ANZ out of trouble.

But Paradise Foods Pistons’ captain Mahuru Dai (5/24) turned the match again, with a five wicket haul which was the first for the Gabba Champions Shield

ANZ were all bowled out for 155 inside 36 overs. Dai picked up the first five-wicket haul of the Gabba Shield.

PNG Barras to play Nepal twice in November

The Barras will play the first game on November 28th at the University Oval K, Kathmandu and again on the 30th at the same venue.

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PNG Barramundis still in the mix for World T20

The Barramundis finished in fourth place for pool A and must now win all games in order to get one of the four remaining qualification spots for India. Ireland and Scotland took the two automatic qualifying positions by virtue of finishing top of their pools.

The PNG Barramundis will face winner of Afghanistan and Hong Kong on Thursday 23rd July at 7pm PNG time, with the match to be shown live on Digicel Play and TVWAN Sports HD.

PNG, Namibia and Hong Kong, along with Ireland, are through to the next stage of the tournament.

PNG through to gold medal play off in men’s cricket

Opener Riley Hekure was the star with his knock of 115 off 64 balls.

Hekure smashed 10 fours and 6 sixes for PNG to set the target at 176.

PNG down Tonga by 8 wickets

Tonga batted first with Nikolasi Moala (14) and Aloisio Pau’u (22) putting on a solid opening partnership of 36.

But good bowling from PNG’s Alei Nao had the pair dismissed.

The rest of the Tongan batters did not put up much of a fight as the next five wickets fell for 18 runs.

Tail ender Lea Tenisi chipped in late in the innings with 12 runs.

Tonga was all bowled out for a measly 83.

Jason Kila was the best of the PNG bowlers picking up 3/10.

PNG in World Twenty20 shock, beating Ireland

They beat the previously undefeated Ireland team.

Assad Vala and Norman Vanua were the heroes for PNG, keeping  the team in the hunt for runs.

Ireland’s William Porterfield hit an unbeaten 57 as the Irish struggled to a modest 123-9 from their 20 overs at Stormont.

Norman Vanua's unbeaten 28 from 10 balls, including three sixes in the 19th over, took Papua New Guinea to 124-8 with seven balls to spare.

Ireland lost their 100% record but remain Group A leaders, a point ahead of second-placed Papua New Guinea.

Rain washes out Barramundis’ match

Match points were shared between the two teams leaving the Barramundis second in Pool A and heading for a top of the table clash with Ireland on Wednesday night PNG time.

PNG Lewas beat Vanuatu by 55 runs

The Lewas went in to bat first, setting up a target of 139. They batted out the full 20 overs losing 8 wickets.

Openers Norma Ovasuru (33) and Varoi Morea (21) put on a 54 run partnership to get things going.

Other notable contributions came from Helen Buruka (22) and Tanya Ruma (20). Vanuatu’s Jelany Chilia was the top bowler, finishing with figures of 2/20.

In their response, Vanuatu got off to a bad start by losing their opening four wickets for only 20 runs.

PNG Barras win T20 friendly against England club

In the first match, PNG won the toss and elected to bat and posted  132 runs off their 20 overs.

Tony Ura (25), Kila Pala (36) and Chad Soper (20) were the best with the bat for the PNG Barramundis.

Worcestershire replied fairly but were not strong enough to withstand the bowling attack of the Barras, falling three runs short.

In the second match Barras put up a very good batting performance with Assad Vala (46) leading the attack.

Sese Bau (16) and Tony Ura (14) backed him up to bring the team to 7/129 from the allocated 20 overs.